Tutorials

Lighting setup: Bounced top light in small studios

Apr 10, 2024
Jake Hicks

We all know how easy it is to get the lighting you want in those big, fancy studios. Tons of height, clean white floors and…

What I’ve learnt from 3 years of VR filmmaking

Apr 8, 2024
Jérôme Lozano

I’ve decided to write an overview of what I’ve learned after three years of making virtual reality video content. I want to share my personal…

Smartphone pix from meh to WOW, in three easy steps

Apr 6, 2024
David Prochnow

More smartphone manufacturers license iconic camera manufacturer brands to tweak the onboard camera system. Many users miss this golden opportunity to elevate their photographs to…

Build a pro-grade instant pinhole camera in less than 5 minutes

Apr 4, 2024
David Prochnow

You’d be forgiven if you didn’t know that April 28, 2024 is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Yes, on this rapidly approaching date, lens-less photographers around…

Tips from Canon for photographing the upcoming solar eclipse

Apr 2, 2024
Keith Ladzinski

This month, we have a solar eclipse coming up – in just six days! We’ve covered several tips and camera builds in anticipation, including Nikon’s…

A primer to advanced composition (and critiquing your own work)

Mar 28, 2024
Clinton Lofthouse

A while back, fellow DIY writer Joseph Parry and I were chatting over Messenger. We had just started following a blog called Canon of Design by Tavis…

This is what low contrast lens filters are and how you can use them in portraits

Mar 27, 2024
Jake Hicks

As the name of the filter alludes to, these lens filters do indeed lower the overall contrast of a shot. To clarify what that means…

Looking for gear bags, act like a marsupial – Carry your photo gear for under $5

Mar 27, 2024
David Prochnow

When it comes to choosing a new bag for carrying a camera and an extra lens, some photographers will select a luxurious leather bag. Others…

Unmask your orange negs – EZ conversion of color negative scans

Mar 24, 2024
David Prochnow

You know the drill; you’ve got a pile of scanned color negatives. All you need to do is convert them into digital color positives (prints)…

Nikon offers up some tips to shoot perfect solar eclipse photos

Mar 22, 2024
John Aldred

Nikon seems to be on one with the educational content at the moment. Right after releasing their Wildlife Edition Professional Settings Guide for the Nikon…